Definitions for interesting
ˈɪn tər ə stɪŋ, -trə stɪŋ, -təˌrɛs tɪŋin·ter·est·ing
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word interesting.
arousing or holding the attention
Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.
Interest is a feeling or emotion that causes attention to focus on an object, event, or process. In contemporary psychology of interest, the term is used as a general concept that may encompass other more specific psychological terms, such as curiosity and to a much lesser degree surprise.The emotion of interest does have its own facial expression, of which the most prominent component is having dilated pupils.
Interesting refers to something or someone that arouses curiosity or captures the attention, due to its unique, unusual, or fascinating qualities. It is often associated with novelty, creativity, unpredictability, complexity, or personal relevance that makes the subject appealing or captivating.
engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news
"Interesting" was the fifth episode of British sitcom The Young Ones. It was written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, and directed by Paul Jackson. It was first broadcast on BBC2 on 7 December 1982.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
In hacker parlance, this word has strong connotations of ‘annoying’, or ‘difficult’, or both. Hackers relish a challenge, and enjoy wringing all the irony possible out of the ancient Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”. Oppose trivial, uninteresting.
Interested vs. Interesting -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Interested and Interesting.
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Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1182
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Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #592
Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Adjectives Frequency: #126
The numerical value of interesting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of interesting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Some images deserve to get to paper because it's a kind of memory, if I can help to keep memory of interesting moments, some moments of grace perhaps...I think it's interesting to fix them on paper and to alert to people not to forget them.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
It was an interesting experience being metropolitan editor of the Times , in precisely the same way as being simmered in a saucepan for a few years is terribly interesting.
The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.
It sounds like, in some ways, a wild, crazy life but when he captures it for his book it becomes really interesting and a revealing study of a person dealing with his past, and his emotions and relationships, for me, what is most interesting is the examination of self, in life and in art.
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- interessantCatalan, Valencian
- mielenkiintoinen, kiinnostava, kiintoisaFinnish
- nijsgjirrichWestern Frisian
- spéisiúil, suimiúilIrish
- inntinneachScottish Gaelic
- रोचक, दिलचस्पHindi
- 흥미롭다, 흥미로운Korean
- интересен, за́нимливMacedonian
- interessant, belangwekkendDutch
- ciekawy, interesującyPolish
- заня́тный, интере́сныйRussian
- zanimljiv, интересантан, interesantan, занимљивSerbo-Croatian
- ilginç, enteresanTurkish
- روچک, دلچسپUrdu
- טשיקאַווע, אינטערעסאַנטYiddish
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